Peter Nulton is a classical archaeologist and historian of ancient art. He received his BA in Classical Languages and Fine Arts from Fordham University and a PhD in Old World Archaeology and Art from Brown University. He published The Sanctuary of Apollo Hypoakraios and Imperial Athens in 2003. He has studied and conducted research at the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and has been granted many fellowships, including one from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Fulbright.
Academic research/areas of interest
Nulton works mainly in the area of classical archaeology and art. Much of his research has focused on the intersections of ancient Greek and Roman art, religion and culture. Recent publications include a monograph on an Athenian sanctuary of Apollo dating to the early empire and an article that proposes that certain famous “Classical” reliefs were actually designed and executed in the classical style during the imperial period. He is currently engaged in research regarding portraits of Alexander the Great. His favorite topics include sculpture, architecture, religion and epigraphy.
Nulton's excavation experience includes Greek, Roman and Etruscan sites in Corfu, Corinth and Tuscany. He has also conducted research in caves on the acropolis of Athens.